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Wanted: Bike locks

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:33pm
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Sal15

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Hi everyone, 

I’ve inherited a couple of bikes. Where would be the best place to get locks for them or if anyone has a couple to sell they no longer need. Thanks 

Grezza1953

Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:37pm

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Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:37pm

Chinese shops sell them,,,Any Good ??? Don't know.

Matthew

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:55am

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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:55am

We've had three bikes stolen over the  two years pre Covid. Embarrassingly, Mrs Matt's city bike complete with front wicker basket hasn't been touched (therefore, I don't need to lock it). But, my three hybrids have walked. Get a good lock in Lopez as in bike locks you get what you pay for.

Peterlee4

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:02am

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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:02am

There is a bike shop on the way into Garrucha from Mojacar, just past the castle on the left or else there is one at Borganvilas on the road heading towards Villaricos at the end of the row on the right.

Sal15

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:04pm

Sal15

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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:04pm

Grezza1953 wrote on Sun Sep 26, 2021 9:37pm:

Chinese shops sell them,,,Any Good ??? Don't know.

Thanks. Much appreciated. 

Alicia 11

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:59pm

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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:59pm

Got two english d locks if you want them plus a chain with a padlock just sitting in our store room.  you can have them just let us know if interested.  we live in Ataylaya above the bowling green could meet in the hotel car park. 

Sal15

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:57pm

Sal15

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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:57pm

Matthew wrote on Mon Sep 27, 2021 7:55am:

We've had three bikes stolen over the  two years pre Covid. Embarrassingly, Mrs Matt's city bike complete with front wicker basket hasn't been touched (therefore, I don't need to lock it). But, my three hybrids have walked. Get a good lock in Lopez as in bike locks you get what you pay for.

Thanks Matthew. ...very  much appreciated. Btw I just love those city bikes with wicker basket . I’ve got one at home in UK. I used it quite a bit cycling to  my leisure activities and the local shops weather permitting. Have a good evening.   S 🙏. 

Sal15

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:13pm

Sal15

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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:13pm

Alicia 11 wrote on Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:59pm:

Got two english d locks if you want them plus a chain with a padlock just sitting in our store room.  you can have them just let us know if interested.  we live in Ataylaya above the bowling green could meet in the hotel car park. 

Hi Alicia, 

That’s great and very kind of you. I don’t know my way around Mojacar that well. So where exactly is that. Anywhere near the Mojacar Playa Hotel?   I’ll private message you after you have given me the details. Have a good evening.  Thanks. 

Sal15

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:18pm

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Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 10:18pm

Peterlee4 wrote on Mon Sep 27, 2021 9:02am:

There is a bike shop on the way into Garrucha from Mojacar, just past the castle on the left or else there is one at Borganvilas on the road heading towards Villaricos at the end of the row on the right.

Thanks. Much appreciated. 

Matthew

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:51am

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Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 6:51am

I reckon I have the Spanish Record for the amount of bikes stolen from us in one year. When you're buying a lock my advice is to buy the heaviest lock and heaviest chain available even if both are ugly. And even if you're popping into a shop for "just for a few seconds" lock and secure the bike outside. 

The alternative is to buy a city bike complete with front wicker basket and old fashioned carrier at the rear complete with a used supermarket basket attached by wire. Nobody will steal it. Oh yes! The colour of the wicker basket must blend with your cycle protection helmet - according to Mrs Matt. Don't forget to buy a matching colour bell also - available for about €1.00 (for two) at the Chinese shops.

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